A genealogy site for all descendants of William Miller and Rebecca Bradford, whose families lived in Fayette County, Pennsylvania; Cecil County, Maryland; Newcastle County, Delaware; and Somerset County, Maryland. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 19, 2013
United Irishmen - Exiles of 1798 Project
While our Scots-Irish Presbyterian Miller Ancestors left Ireland almost 100 years earlier, I wanted to post this blog in case others of you who do have Exiles of 1798 "United Irishman" ancestors can participate in this exciting new research project. From http://www.ancestryireland.com/ : Presbyterian Exiles of 1798
Research projects are central to the Foundation's mission of seeking to tell the story of the people of Ulster. Forthcoming projects will include an Irish in the Plantation Map, similar to those already completed on the English and Scots in the Plantation and Presbyterian Exiles of 1798. With regard to the latter project, we would be grateful for your assistance.
The Foundation has been commissioned to carry out research into Ulster Presbyterians who sought refuge in the United States around the time of the 1798 Rebellion. Many Presbyterians in the north of Ireland, (in addition to other Protestant dissenters and Catholics) supported the United Irishmen, resulting in numbers of them having to leave the island. Our aim is to find out more about these individuals and their experiences in the United States.
We have assembled a team of academics and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic to investigate this further. If you have an ancestor who was involved in the United Irishmen and who had to leave Ireland as a consequence, we would be interested in hearing from you. Any information you share with us will be treated confidentially and will not be made available in the public domain without your permission. Please email: email@example.com including 'Presbyterian Exiles of 1798' in the subject box.
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My love of genealogy started when I was a child. I remember spending hours looking through my parents' bottom dresser drawer filled with old family photos. Dad would come in and sit down on the floor with me. He would tell me of the people and places, stories of his childhood in New Braunfels, Texas, and memories of his parents and grandparents. I felt so close to these people, and this naturally flowed into a love of genealogy in later years. Thanks Dad!